A lot is happening on multiple fronts to reduce the high volumes of unwanted and scam robocalls. Here's a sample:
Congress: On May 23, 2019, the Senate passed the TRACED Act, which would enhance the FCC's authority to stop caller ID spoofing and unwanted robocalls. I discussed the legislation in a prior blog post. And on July 24, 2019, the House passed similar legislation, the Stopping Unwanted Robocalls Act (H.R. 3375).
FCC: On August 5, 2019, the FCC released an order that adopts new rules for combatting caller ID spoofing and unwanted robocalls that originate overseas.
Industry: On August 14, 2019, T-Mobile and AT&T announced a partnership for implementing cross-network caller ID verification based on SHAKEN/STIR standards in order to tackle caller ID spoofing. In a prior post, I described a similar cross-network agreement between T-Mobile and Comcast. And in July 2019, AT&T announced it would make automatic robocall-blocking technology available to its subscribers as a free feature of AT&T's Call Protect program.